Meet Roxanne Walker…The South Carolina Broadcasters Association named Roxanne Radio Personality of the Year in 2002. She has been honored for her political opinion commentary by the Greenville Chapter of Women in Communications.
Roxanne resides in Taylors, SC with her husband Alan and the best dog in the world Allie.
Last Monday I underwent bunion removal surgery on both my feet. This was an operation that I had put off for years, dreading the recovery, the pain and the fear of a bad outcome. I was motivated to undertake this procedure by the steady migration of my toes, the pain I felt when I was on my feet too long, the fact that I was limited to 3 pairs of comfortable shoes and the knowledge that things would only get worse as I got older. I had only to look at my mom’s feet to see what the future held in store. I selected an orthopedic surgeon with a solid reputation, who was practicing in a group that I had personal experience with due to a prior knee surgery. The weeks leading up to the surgery were reminiscent of my pregnancy. It seemed that everyone had some horror story about bunion surgery that they felt compelled to share with me. I didn’t talk to anyone who had a uplifting story to tell, they focused instead on the pain and the long recovery, oh and the fact that there’s a chance the bunions could return. Nice. In the midst of my freak out my friend Susanne called to say she had something to share with me. She lent me Peggy Huddleston’s book “Prepare for surgery heal faster a guide of mind-body techniques.”
I’m still chuckling over the last page of the November 12th issue of Newsweek Magazine. The headline reads, “Petraeus’s Rules for Living” it’s written by you guessed it Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell. In case you’re interested there’s no rule in the 12 rules listed by Broadwell that advises not committing adultery with your biographer. The best joke I’ve heard about this e-mail/adultery scandal that keeps expanding by the day comes from David Letterman, “General Petraeus had an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, which means from now on he’ll only be having sex with his autobiographer.” There are so many layers to this story that it threatens to become a soap opera. General John R. Allen, the commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan has now been implicated in the scandal.
Updated on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:32AM by Roxanne Walker
Updated on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:50AM by Roxanne Walker
Last night I witnessed democracy in action and it was inspiring. I worked as a Democratic Party poll watcher at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center near Belle Mead in Greenville County. 467 voters had come through the lines when I arrived at 1pm and by the time the polls closed at 7pm the total was 1,090 voters, which was 56% of all the registered voters in the Mt. Pleasant precinct. The media consistently painted a portrait of Obama supporters as disillusioned and not as enthusiastic as they were in 2008. I couldn’t disagree more. I saw people patiently wait in line for more than an hour, then present multiple forms of identification and smile widely when they walked to the voting machine.